Kazakhstan intends to gather over 100 participating countries and over 5 million visitors during the EXPO 2017 that will take place in Astana, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to Belarus Yergali Bulegenov said.
As many as 97 countries and 18 international organizations have confirmed they are going to participate in the EXPO 2017.
“We expect the expo to gather over 100 participating countries and over 5 million visitors”, the Ambassador noted.
Belarus was one of the first countries to confirm its participation in the expo. In the next few days a Kazakh delegation led by the EXPO 2017 commissioner will visit Minsk in order to sign the contract on Belarus’ participation in the EXPO 2017 with the national coordinator.
According to Yergali Bulegenov, nearly all the expo facilities are ready. Belarusian companies also take an active part in the construction process.
EXPO or a world fair is a large-scale international event, during which every participating country presents its economy, science, traditions, culture, tourist opportunities and accomplishments to the visitors. The first world expo took place in 1851 and has been held regularly in various countries since then.
The World Expo 2017 will take place in Astana, Kazakhstan on June 10 – September 10, 2017. (BelTA/Business World Magazine)